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Everton target Manchester City centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis

The English club have been monitoring young centre-backs in the past few months.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Everton are targeting Manchester City centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

In June 2022, Harwood-Bellis was sent to Burnley on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old’s contract at Manchester City is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

The centre-back has provided one assist in nine matches for Burnley this term on all fronts.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis
Taylor Harwood-Bellis

The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Taylor Harwood-Bellis has represented England at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 52 caps and scoring 4 goals.

His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Everton.

The Toffees have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Frank Lampard is a long term admirer of Taylor Harwood-Bellis and believes he can get the most out of the England international.


The 20-year-old is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the Everton’s backline.

According to the report, “Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is a target for Everton boss Frank Lampard. Harwood-Bellis is currently on-loan with Burnley. The Sun says Lampard wants a new centre-half and his spies are now camped out at Burnley to compile a file on the classy young defender. Harwood-Bellis has looked a cut above the Championship and his passing range fits with top-flight football. The local lad and City fan has never shown a sign of wanting to leave Pep Guardiola’s squad but that may change after the arrival of Manuel Akanji.”

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It would take a huge offer from Everton to prise the 20-year-old centre-back from City.

The English giants are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive a massive offer for him.

Good signing for Everton?

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

As for the player, Everton could be a great place for him to grow as a footballer. They will be able to provide him with regular first-team football and he will be coached by a very good manager like Frank Lampard.

How strong that interest is and whether Everton will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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